In honor of Mother's Day. . .
I thought I'd share a Mom-Story today.
My Mom and Dad live in Holland, Michigan . . . a city on the shore of Lake Michigan . . . home to Hope College (where Brian goes to school) . . . and host of the annual Tulip Time Festival.
When my kids were little, I used to dress them up in their traditional Dutch costumes (just for the record: we are NOT Dutch) and stick them in the tulips for annual photos. (Tourists and bus tour folks used to line up behind me, snapping shots of my "authentic little Dutch kids." Always cracked me up!)
(Little Erin and Little Brian, circa 1994.)
After my Mom retired, she decided she might want to volunteer at Tulip Time. So I sewed another authentic Dutch costume (seriosuly . . . there are "authentic Dutch costume patterns" and "authentic Dutch costume fabrics" to choose from), and my Mom bought herself a pair of authentic Dutch wooden shoes.
And now, each year during Tulip Time, you can find her . . . working with her pals . . . in the Tulip Time Information Booth in downtown Holland!
So, if you're ever visiting Holland to see the tulips . . . and you want directions . . . or a map . . . or advice on where to grab a bite . . . or a pint . . . stop by and say HI to my Mom!
She'll be there -- tiptoeing through the tulips in her wooden shoes!